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Tiyese Chimuna

Maternal & New-born Health Specialist at UNICEF

Tiyese Chimuna has over 15 years’ experience in supporting country level implementation of essential health services focussed on Maternal, New-born, Child Health and HIV/AIDS Programs. She is a professional Nurse Midwife and holds a Masters’ Degree in Public Health from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

In her previous roles, she extensively supported the national scale up of Community Case Management Programs in Malawi to help reduce childhood mortality by treating common child hood conditions at community level through certified community health workers in Malawi. She also supported the setup of Home Based Care Programmes through community voluntary groups put together by faith based structures to help respond to the HIV & AIDS at the peak of the epidemic.

Tiyese currently works for UNICEF in Malawi as a Maternal and New-born Health Specialist. On her present post she works very closely with the Ministry of Health and other national level partners to strengthen country level coordination and collaboration to ensure quality delivery of maternal and newborn care at all levels. She has supported the institutionalization of new-born care services by helping facilities to establish new-born units and ensure a coordinated response of community and facility level interventions on provision of quality maternal and new-born health services.